Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017

Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Winter's Respite Update

A Winter's Respite
January 16 - January 29

hosted at Seasons of Reading

for more information or to sign up, click here
There's lots of info so check it out

Social Media: #WintersRespite

Jan 20: I've had a stressful year and totally forgot about the challenge! I'm not even sure the book I finished this week wasn't started before the challenge started!

I did start Frankenstein on Tuesday.

I'm thinking I'll do good the get the Sherlock Holmes stories read. I've been comfort reading online and without an ISBN they don't count.

~ Goals ~
I'm going to use this time to make sure the books I need to read for the month get read plus one or two ARCs and maybe another for a challenge. Hopefully I don't spend all the time reading on-line serials but only because they don't count! ~ Totally changed. New goals: Sherlock Holmes!

~ Books Read ~
Edric by Joyee Flynn
Lennox by Joyee Flynn

~ Possibilities
Out of the Pocket
Frankenstein - started this week
Wish - already read
Sherlock Holmes (rest of Jan's stories: The Musgrave Ritual, The Speckled Band, The Yellow Face, The Red Circle)
something from  . . .
a perpetual challenge
What an Animal
Fantasy 101
new to me
Better World Books list
Island Reader list
In a Year list
Blogger Shame
1+ list
6+ list

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hosting Where are You Reading?

2017's Where are You Reading?

Hosted here at Book Dragon's Lair

This one is all about places. There's one about states but this one counts cities, counties, and fictional locations too. Read a book set in a location for each letter of the alphabet. West Virginia only counts for W, Bowling Green only counts for B, but the Pern series by Anne McCaffrey that is on a fictional planet counts as P ;-)

You don’t need a blog to participate. Feel free to link to a Goodreads shelf or another public profile where everyone can see your books.

There is one hard rule, one just for general courtesy, and several guidelines. There are no levels, unless you want to do a second set of letters.

Hard Rules
The book in question must have an ISBN or equivalent. If you can buy it or borrow it, it counts -

General Courtesy
When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post. That way we can find it.

  • You can list your books in advance or as you read them. You can also change your list.
  • Any format, any genre or length of book counts but it must be the complete book, individual books in a collection do not count separately
  • Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger, just let me know in the comments.
  • Reviews are not necessary but a list of books you read is. There will be a link up for reviews if you wish to post them. You can make a list of books you want to read and change them if you'd like.
  • Crossovers for other challenges count
  • Books started before January 1st, 2017 don’t count - unless you start over ;-)

I enjoyed a similar challenge last year but didn't see it hosted this year. I hope you enjoy it too.


In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.